Chatham Police Traffic Advisory for "First Night"

Traffic, detours, parking and more...

From the Chatham Police Department:

Residents and Visitors attending “First Night Chatham” are reminded that the majority of town-wide events occur on December 31. Listed below are scheduled events that will require TEMPORARY road closings and parking restrictions throughout the Town. Effective: December 31, 2019.

11:15am – 12:30pm Traffic will be heavy and detoured (if needed) at the Lighthouse Lot for the Town Photograph.

2:30pm-4pm: Carnival Caper Road Race. Main Street from Cross Street to Shore Road will be closed during this event. There will also be other temporary closures and detours along the race route. School Street, Silverleaf Ave., Bridge Street, and Lower Main Street will be temporarily closed during this event. All participants are reminded to arrive early for this event.

5:30pm: Noise Parade-Early Fireworks Starting at 5:30pm Main Street will be closed from Cross Street to Adams Lane. The Parade will lead into Veteran’s Field through the main entrance to the Chatham Community Center. Roadways will reopen after all parade participants have cleared the roadways. There may be temporary closing after early fireworks have ended. Depot Road will be closed during the fireworks.

11:15pm – 12:00am: Midnight Fireworks. The following roads will be CLOSED for the fireworks. Stage Harbor Road, (from the Rotary to Cross Street), Queen Anne Road, Pond Street, Oyster Pond Furlong, (residents only).

Chatham Police Officers will be assigned to all events that require roadway closures and detours. We encourage the public to arrive early, and utilize public transportation, and park in public lots, or authorized areas.

We are asking for the public’s patience and cooperation during this annual event. The Chatham Police Department would like to wish everyone a HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on